After rain washed out Saturday’s Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail race, and the Maple Grove Raceway crew got a much-deserved break for Mother’s Day, racing will return this weekend with a full three-day card.
This weekend’s schedule starts on Friday, May 17, with another round of the popular Auto Locator Grudge Racing. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing from 5 to 10. Admission is $25 for towed entries, $20 for drive-up entries, $10 for spectators while children 12-and-under are free with paid adult.
On Saturday Maple Grove’s local racers will return for the fifth edition of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail.
NHRA Lucas Oil Series racers will be on hand Saturday and Sunday for the Super Circuit Shootout. Classes running over the weekend also include the Mid Atlantic Super Gas and Mid Atlantic Super Comp series, along with newly formed Mid Atlantic Super Street series. These cars are warming up for the big Lucas Oil Series event at The Grove on Memorial Day weekend.
Also on Sunday, the cars from MANDRA will race and County Corvette of West Chester, Pa., will once again sponsor a charity race for Ronald McDonald House. Drivers who want to Test and Tune are welcome, too.
And if that wasn’t enough, there will also be a Grudge Race/Test and Tune on Sunday as well.
Gates will open Saturday at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 a.m. and eliminations to follow after two time shots. Sunday’s gates open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 and eliminations to follow after two time shots. Spectators are $15 with children 12-and-under free with a paid adult.
Spectators are $15 with children 12-and-under free with a paid adult.
All racing activities at Maple Grove Raceway, including the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail, have been canceled for Saturday due to persistent rains and the threat of more.
Management made the call at 6 a.m.
Gates will be open until 11 a.m. Saturday if racers wish to pick up their cars.
Maple Grove will be closed Sunday, as scheduled, for Mother’s Day.
Maple Grove Raceway will be featuring local racers this weekend as the track will run Auto Locator Grudge Racing on Friday night and one round of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail on Saturday.
The track will be closed Sunday for Mother’s Day.
The weekend kicks off Friday night with Auto Locator Grudge Racing. Those wanting to see what their car can do on a racetrack are welcome to enter Maple Grove’s gates after 4 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 5. Admission is $20 for street driven cars and $25 for entries on a trailer. Spectators are $10 with children 12 and under free.
The fourth Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail race of the season gets underway Saturday with gates opening at 9 a.m. and time trials at 10. Eliminations will begin immediately after the second time run.
Spectators for Money Trail events are $15; teens ages 13-15 are $10; and children 12 and under are free.
Jennifer Kershner celebrates with her family and friends. (Don Carrick/Studio 413)
The debut of the Boninfante Friction B1 Index Series brought out two local winners Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway.
Jennifer Kershner (New Tripoli, Pa.) and Ron Mellinger (Narvon, Pa.) both won their respective classes as the new series was run in conjunction with Maple Grove’s E.T. bracket series, the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail.
Both racers took home $450 for first place. The runners-up each received $150 and the semifinalists all got $100.
In the B1 Index Series, cars competed in a head’s up format. There were no handicaps and both cars left the starting line at the same time. There will be two more index races this season on June 29 and July 7. More >
Andy Anderson is the Pro champion for the first time since 2010. (Don Carrick/Studio 413).
It’s been a long time since Andy Anderson and his 1971 Dart have visited PPC Lubricants Victory Lane after a Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail event.
The last trip came during the 2010 season.
Nearly three years of frustration came to a close for the York, Pa., racer as he won the Ciccarone Racing Products Pro E.T. class Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway. More >
Brock Moshier wins a Wally. (Photos by Don Carrick/Studio 413)
Another week, another victory for Brock Moshier.
The Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail racer returned to Maple Grove Raceway on Saturday and claimed not one, but two victories.
First, the Lititz, Pa., racer won the Ciccarone Racing Products Pro E.T. class, beating close friend Marty Flegal in the final.
Considering he already cashed in with a victory in the 10K Spring Footbrake Nationals on April 20 and has been winning nearly every round in his 1971 Vega in both Gold Rush Trailers Super and Pro, it’s no surprise that some might consider Moshier to be the king of Maple Grove this spring.
He actually got to prove that point. Moshier won the NHRA King of the Track championship, and got to add a Wally Parks Trophy to his growing collection of awards.
King of the Track is an NHRA program that gives the weekly racers from the Money Trail, as well as comers from other tracks, a chance to race for the special Wally Parks Trophy. After the Money Trail race, the winners from Super, Pro, P.C. Richard & Son Street and Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike eliminators took part in a special runoff race. The car with the best package was the winner.
Because Maple Grove’s 2012 King of the Track was rained out, it will hold two this season. The second one will be after the final Money Trail race on Aug. 31.
Moshier faced off against Barry Sauder (Super), Paul Werner (Street) and Cory Stuebner (Top Bike). Each run was a single with a blacked-out scoreboard. More >